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30FE5E6ACFE6FD598725868E0071283A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-075

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Mar 4, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB21-075 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

01:36:02 PM  

Senator Gardner, bill sponsor, explained SB21-075, concerning supported decision-making agreements for adults with disabilities, and, in connection therewith, authorizing such agreements as an alternative for or supplement to a guardianship.  Senator Gardner discussed the differences between supported decision-making and guardianships.  He noted that this legislation legally recognizes supported decision-making as an alternative to guardianship.  He distributed Amendments L. 001 (Attachment A) and L. 002 (Attachment B). 

Christiano Sosa, representing The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the benefits of supportive decision-making.  

01:46:46 PM  

Alison Butler, representing Colorado Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel, testified in support of the bill.  She described the benefits of supported decision-making. 

01:50:05 PM  

Bob Lawhead, representing Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council, testified in support of the bill.

 

Jennifer Levin, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill as an alternative to guardianship.

 

Amanda Lofgren, representing Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.

 

Senator Gardner explained Amendment L. 001 (Attachment A) and the revisions it makes to the legislative declaration.  



02:02:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:02:26 PM  

Senator Gardner presented and discussed the need for Amendment L.002 (Attachment B) and made closing remarks. 

 

Written testimony can be found in Attachment C. 



02:02:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:05:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-075, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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